The following drama ' of the life of S. Meriasek, Bishop and Confessor was discovered about three years ago among the Hengwrt MSS. by Mr. Wynne of Peniarth. The first thirty-six lines were printed in the Archaeologia Cambrensis for 1869, p. 409, by the Rev. Robert Williams of Rhydycroesau, but the remainder is now for the first time published. I purpose in this preface, first, to describe the manuscript ; secondly, to state the plot, and to print what I have found elsewhere concerning Meriasek; thirdly, to notice the names of the places mentioned in the play ; and lastly, to make some remarks on the language and the metres in which it is composed...."
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Colophon of ms.: Finitur per dominum Hadton anno domini Mivciiij